Headed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, this division coordinates the strategic direction and governance of the University. We support and guide many of the University's activities and take responsibility for external reporting. Our focus is to optimise resources and infrastructure to deliver on the NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025.
Led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parfitt, our focus is on supporting an exceptional academic experience for our students through the delivery of the NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We also play a key role in helping our academic staff develop their teaching experience. We lead the higher education sector in access to higher education by students from low income and indigenous backgrounds and have established a Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education.
Led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement), Mrs Winnie Eley, the International and Advancement (I&A) Division brings together stakeholder engagement and international relations in the University of Newcastle (UON). It has a diverse yet coherent portfolio which includes Alumni Relations, External Relations, Corporate Relations, Community Engagement, the Confucius Institute, Philanthropy, UON Global. Under the leadership of Mrs Eley and through the dedicated support of her team, the International and Advancement Division supports the University's vision and strategic direction through meaningful engagement and sustainable positioning both nationally and internationally. Working closely with the University's divisions, faculties, partners and stakeholders, International and Advancement Division consolidates the University's strategic direction through strengthening and developing strong partnerships and world-class collaborations in the global higher education sector and beyond.
Engagement and collaboration with both the students and stakeholders in the wider community are key goals of the Division. We aim to deliver a positive impact upon the social fabric of our community as well as building a conduit to our world-class institution through our distinguished researchers, faculty members, alumni, friends and colleagues across the globe.
Led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Kevin Hall, we cultivate the University's strong and vibrant research culture. We attract, train and support researchers and partner with industry to solve real-world problems. We are reshaping our division with an increased focus on research development and innovation activities to deliver on the NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025.
Led by the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Nat McGregor, we deliver essential IT, infrastructure and finance resources to the University, to support our world-class education and research. We provide a unified physical and virtual environment through our infrastructure strategies which support the NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025.